Hamas: Enemy Centered Political Platform
Have you ever met anyone that had an Enemy Centered view of the world? Some people love to hate, it’s what drives them, motivates them, and gives them purpose.
And so it is with Hamas, an Enemy Centered Political Platform, and lovers of hate. And I take them at their word, they would rather die than stop hating Israel.
The following quotes are taken from Hamas’s charter, written in 1988.
• “Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.”
• “The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it.” [Note: Waqf is a religious property giving revenues, as regulated by Islamic law.]
• “There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. The initiatives, proposals, and International Conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility.”
• “For Zionist scheming has no end, and after Palestine they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates. Only when they have completed digesting the area on which they will have laid their hand, they will look forward to more expansion….”
Source: The Palestine Center, Washington
Will Hamas change course?
As global pressure mounts, the radical Islamist group says it won’t alter its charter calling for jihad against Israel.
By Ilene R. Prusher | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
JERUSALEM – When Hamas was founded in 1987, it put the goals of the Islamic Resistance Movement into writing: “Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Koran its Constitution, jihad its path, and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.”
Now Hamas finds itself caught between an overwhelming mandate to run the Palestinian Authority (PA) after last week’s election and an international demand to change its stance on Israel. And the movement’s lengthy charter stands as a roadblock between the two.
Changing it, say Hamas leaders, is not on the table. Don’t change it – says Israel, the US, the European Union, and the United Nations – and Hamas will not be invited to the table, neither for negotiations nor for foreign aid.
In translation, the document is close to 9,000 words and is replete with Koranic references instructing Muslims to wage jihad (meaning holy war or struggle) against the Jews on every last hilltop of historical Palestine – not just the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but also Israel proper, as established in 1948.
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